Stereotype threat occurs when you feel at risk of being perceived as conforming to a stereotype related to some aspect of your identity. Coping with such thoughts and feelings demonstrably reduces your ability to learn and perform, which is difficult for everyone and especially contributes to racial and gender gaps in historically excluded populations. The good news is that a simple activity on the first day of class helps cultivate resilience to stereotype threat among learners. In this workshop we will consider where stereotype threat can occur, practice the resilience activity, and brainstorm scenarios to reduce the opportunity for stereotype threat.
For Future Faculty Program participants, this session fulfills the “Diversity and Inclusive Teaching” requirement.
This session is only open to Northeastern University educators. Please use your Northeastern email when registering.